Twitch Streamers Go Dark Today

The #ADayOffTwitch protests inaction on harassment.

Your favorite Twitch streamer is probably not working today, as a number of figures have gone dark on their channel in protest of Amazon’s inaction in the face of growing harassment campaigns. The last few months have seen a massive surge in what streamers are calling “hate raids,” organized campaigns of bot accounts that mainly target the streams of marginalized groups and flood them with harassment, dox the streamers, and fill their chat with racist and bigoted language.

Streamers and their supporters are calling on Twitch to put systems in place to prevent people from being able to so easily mass-create bot accounts, as well as providing tools to allow streamers to more easily deal with hate raids.

Users can show their support with #ADayOffTwitch.

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